Definition of well-deserving in English:

well-deserving

adjective

  • Meriting good treatment; worthy of reward.

noun

  • Treated as plural. With the: people who are well-deserving as a class; the worthy, the meritorious.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in George Joye (1490x95–1553), evangelical author. From well + deserving.

Pronunciation

well-deserving

/ˌwɛldɪˈzəːvɪŋ/